University of Missouri Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Latha Ramchand has named T. Chris Riley-Tillman as the interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development, effective Dec. 1.
Riley-Tillman has been a member of the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development for 10 years. He served as department chair of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology for five years and currently serves as associate provost for Faculty Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness.
Riley-Tillman’s academic career has focused on developing tools and methods for improving schools’ success with children who are struggling academically and/or behaviorally. He is one of the co-developers of Direct Behavior Ratings, which allow teachers, the student, parents and others to assess the student’s behavior and guide intervention decisions. He has participated in leadership roles on nine federal grants and was a senior advisor for the National Center on Intensive Intervention.